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Stone Statues Set in Library, Shrewsbury School

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7045 / 52°42'16"N

Longitude: -2.7648 / 2°45'53"W

OS Eastings: 348419

OS Northings: 312139

OS Grid: SJ484121

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2L0M

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.H9N1

Entry Name: Stone Statues Set in Library, Shrewsbury School

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455081

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ41SE ASHTON ROAD
653-1/4/85 (West side (off))
19/09/72 Stone statues set in Library,
Shrewsbury School
(Formerly Listed as:
Stone statues of Philomathes and
Polymathes set... in Shrewsbury
School)

II

Statues of Philomathes and Polymathes set into gable wall of
library. Early C17, resited. Sandstone. 2 figures in costume
of the period in aedicule with shell niches between fluted
Ionic pilasters. Greek inscriptions and obelisks and strapwork
over. Underneath is the royal coat of arms and an inscription
tablet recording: "His ego fundamen domitus quas, advena,
cernis testificor refis me positum esse manu: nec tamen ipse
aderat: vis cominus ignem tactu emicat in Jussum subsideoque
locum. Adv non IVI anno. Scolae condite CCC LXIII".


Listing NGR: SJ4841912139

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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SHREWSBURY

SJ41SE ASHTON ROAD
653-1/4/85 (West side (off))
19/09/72 Stone statues set in Library,
Shrewsbury School
(Formerly Listed as:
Stone statues of Philomathes and
Polymathes set... in Shrewsbury
School)

II

Statues of Philomathes and Polymathes set into gable wall of
library. Early C17, resited. Sandstone. 2 figures in costume
of the period in aedicule with shell niches between fluted
Ionic pilasters. Greek inscriptions and obelisks and strapwork
over. Underneath is the royal coat of arms and an inscription
tablet recording: "His ego fundamen domitus quas, advena,
cernis testificor refis me positum esse manu: nec tamen ipse
aderat: vis cominus ignem tactu emicat in Jussum subsideoque
locum. Adv non IVI anno. Scolae condite CCC LXIII".


Listing NGR: SJ4841912139

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